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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: May 7, 2009 9:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This Month In History (not 77)

M.I.T. - May 6, 1970! Decent show. College campuses across USA erupted into mass protests over the Kent State Massacre - a protest against.Nixon's announcement that we had just invaded Cambodia. All my friends were getting drafted and sent to Vietnam. They were coming home in pine boxes, maimed, or addicted to heroin. My draft status was 1-A. Countless 1000s of us were getting drafted and sent to Vietnam. Over 4 million Vietnamese people were killed. 60,000 of our troops died.

That The Grateful Dead had the courage and selflessness to play a free benefit show at M.I.T.'s Kresge Plaza at the drop of a hat is a miracle to me. Not to mention, they played outdoors on a cool New England spring day - temps in low to mid 40s, probably humid. Ever try moving your fingers up and down the neck of your axe, grabbing frets, plucking strings, or clasping your drumsticks in that type of weather? Thanks jglynn for pushing GD in early May, 1970. It's one of the greatest stories ever told! The show kicks off appropriately w/ Dancin' in the Streets.

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Poster: headgdhead Date: May 7, 2009 9:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This Month In History (not 77)

"Not to mention, they played outdoors on a cool New England spring day - temps in low to mid 40s, probably humid. Ever try moving your fingers up and down the neck of your axe, grabbing frets, plucking strings, or clasping your drumsticks in that type of weather? Thanks jglynn for pushing GD in early May, 1970. It's one of the greatest stories ever told!"

Sounds like a summers day in San Francisco. ;-)

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: May 7, 2009 9:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: This Month In History (not 77)

Yes - I listened to the 5/6 show yesterday and love it. As I had mentioned I had a tape of this in early-mid 80's at college and listened to it alot. My uncle was in the draft but never picked, lucky for him. These MIT shows are indeed historic.